This teaching is for those who are interested in knowing how to transcend certain kind of physical, mental or emotional suffering in oneself and/or others by inquiring towards what is going on in one's mind, to realize what is the root cause of suffering, and hence, be able to help oneself and/or others to transcend suffering through attaining correct understanding and freeing the mind from ignorance and egoism, rather than being conditioned by worldly social/cultural/spiritual/religious thinking and belief to think that, "I and/or some others are in painful suffering, and hence, I and/or some others deserve and expect to be receiving comforts, sympathy and empathy from others towards my suffering and/or others' suffering." While allowing others to show comforts, sympathy and empathy, or not.
Most probably, the minds that aren't interested to inquire and to know how to transcend suffering, but only looking forward to be giving and receiving comforts, sympathy and empathy among one another to feel better, wouldn't like to hear or practice this teaching. Hearing, or coming in contact with the teachings about looking into one's mind to realize the ignorance and egoism in oneself, and realizing all the existing suffering is related to the corrupted thinking and belief in one's mind, would irritate and offend the prideful self-righteous egoistic minds.
Everyone is free to like or dislike, agree or disagree with, and want or don't want to practice certain teachings. None should be blind-following, blind-believing, blind-practicing, or blind-propagating any kind of teachings, including all the teachings of yoga and Buddhism. It's better not to take up any kind of teachings or belief and practice than blindly taking up certain teachings or belief and practice without inquiring towards the truth of it.
All kinds of physical, mental and emotional suffering derived from egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, and expectation.
If the mind is free from egoism, without attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, and expectation towards the selfless life existence, the physical body, the modification of the mind, the perceived desirable/undesirable reality of the mind perception of names and forms of pleasant/unpleasant and agreeable/disagreeable life experiences of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations, thoughts, the impermanent selfless changes, the relationships with everyone and everything, the condition and situation in one's life and in the world, the ability and disability, the contribution and non-contribution, the achievement and non-achievement, the enjoyment and non-enjoyment, the limitation and restriction, the coming in contact with the disagreeable beings and objects, the separation from the agreeable beings and objects, and the inevitable hunger, thirst, physical/mental/emotional discomfort, injury, illness, weakness, old age, and death, then this mind is free, as it is, unconditioned and undetermined by any qualities of name and form.
The egoless/selfless mind is void of suffering, regardless of all kinds of physical, mental, emotional discomforts coming and going, good and bad relationships coming and going, and all the desirable and undesirable events/relationships/experiences, ups and downs, success and failure throughout one's life span.
The mind is not selfless and perceives suffering is because there's an idea of 'I' exists in the mind out of ignorance, feeding egoism and fueling by egoism at the same time.
When people say someone is suffering from mental and emotional suffering due to being alone, or separation from the beings and objects that one likes and loves, or coming in contact with the beings and objects that one doesn't like, or experiencing something that one doesn't like to experience, or being unable to experience something that one would like to experience, or being unable to do something that one would like to do, or being unable to go somewhere that one would like to go, or being unable to be at somewhere that one would like to be at, or being unable to be somebody whom one would like to be, or being restricted by all kinds of physical, mental or emotional interaction restrictions, or being unable to be with people whom one would like to be with, and communicate with people whom one would like to communicate with, or being unable to enjoy something that one would like to enjoy, or being unable to fulfill one's desire and ambition, or experiencing something that the mind perceives as 'bad', 'wrong', 'undeserving', 'hurtful', 'negative' and 'unhappy', and etc, is because of ungratified desires and expectations deriving from the egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion and expectation, and how the mind reacts towards ungratified desires and expectations, where the mind is experiencing something that it doesn't like, doesn't want and doesn't agree with, while not experiencing something that it likes, wants and agrees with.
The minds perceive suffering physically, mentally and emotionally is due to the physical, mental and emotional attachment and identification, as well as the desires of craving and aversion and expectation in the mind. All kinds of experience, no matter how dislikable, disagreeable, unpleasant and painful they are, do not give suffering to the mind or make the mind suffers, but the perception of suffering is coming from the mind itself functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism. The mind is suffering physically, mentally and emotionally due to ungratified desires and expectations.
A so called spiritual 'healer' approaches somebody who is in such mental and emotional suffering, without acknowledging the root cause of such suffering, but thinking and believing that the best 'healing approach' for such suffering beings is gratifying all the desires of craving and aversion of the suffering mind, to make the suffering mind feels better and happier and less suffer because its desires of craving and aversion are being gratified. This might give immediate momentary relief to the suffering mind, but it's also empowering the root cause of suffering at the same time. This is not liberation from suffering, but instead, it intensifies the ignorance and egoism. It's sending the suffering mind to deeper suffering rather than to guide the suffering mind coming out from suffering.
It's like giving sugar to the children whenever they are being unhappy and crying due to not getting sugar when they crave for sugar, will make the children be satisfied and happy, or stop being unhappy and crying momentarily, but it's damaging the children slowly by keep giving them sugar every time they crave for sugar, and give them more and more sugar every time as the craving is getting stronger and stronger, so that the children will be satisfied and happy, or won't be unhappy and crying.
Gurus and Buddhas are teachers, they are not 'healers'. They selflessly and intentionlessly deliver the teachings to the suffering beings for them to practice and to realize or see the root cause of suffering, and free themselves from the root cause of suffering, and be liberated from suffering, all by themselves, alone. The gurus and Buddhas don't and can't 'put' the suffering beings into a space that is void of suffering, so that there will be no more suffering or no more beings experiencing suffering in the world of impermanent selfless names and forms.
The elimination of ignorance and egoism or the self-realization of selflessness and unconditional love and peace undetermined by impermanent qualities of name and form will liberate the mind from all kinds of suffering that derived from physical, mental and emotional attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, and expectation.
Teachings like this might appear to be offensive, unpleasant and disagreeable to the ignorant egoistic minds, including many of the 'yoga practitioners' and 'yoga teachers', but it's the best gift from all the gurus and Buddhas. Everyone has the freedom to accept or reject the gift upon coming in contact with the teachings. Gurus and Buddhas don't get hurt, offended, disrespected or humiliated if the minds choose to reject the gift of Dhamma.
Due to deep ignorance, the egoistic minds will give many justification to justify that the gratification of the desires of craving and aversion of the suffering minds, by giving the minds what make them happy and taking away what make them unhappy, even if it's just for enjoying a few moments of momentary relief of conditional peace and happiness, is showing loving kindness and compassion towards the suffering beings. That's their freedom of thinking and practice.
Even in the translation of the Buddhism teachings, compassion is being translated as "Give happiness to the beings and take away unhappiness from the beings," or "Compassion is lessening the suffering of others by sharing others' suffering," while in the google translation, compassion is being referred as 'sympathy or empathy'. A child, either intentionally or unintentionally took poison and suffers great pain and is dying, and out of love and empathy, the loving mother also perceives suffering in herself worrying for her child is in painful suffering and dying, or even taking the same poison and also suffers from great pain thinking of "Let me replace my child to suffer the painful suffering," it doesn't lessen or take away the painful suffering in the child and won't stop the child from dying. Though out of wisdom and compassion, by providing immediate appropriate medical treatment might or might not ease the pain of the child or save the child's life.
That's why Siddhartha Gautama Buddha didn't want the teachings to be written down and be translated by human egoistic minds, and strongly emphasized the importance of "Self-reliance and inquiry towards the truth of everything through self-discipline, self-control, self-purification, renunciation, solitude, seclusion and silencing the mind," inquiring towards the truth of everything including all the written and translated teachings of Buddhism being written and translated by different minds. For example, there are many people mixing the Taoism teachings and practice into the Buddhism teachings and practice. Even so, the practitioner of Dhamma doesn't interfere with all the other beings having their own different belief and practice. It has to be self-initiative whether someone will take up the teachings of Dhamma and inquire the truth of everything, without blind-following, blind-believing, blind-practicing and blind-propagating.
All minds have the freedom of whether they want to attain momentary conditional relief to momentarily escape from on going suffering, or to attain unconditional peace of being liberated from suffering or the root cause of suffering.
Contemplate and be free.
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